Call for Applications: Agricultural Development Young Professionals Internship Program

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Deadline: August 30, 2017 at 5:00PM GMT.


Africa Lead II—the Feed the Future: Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation Program—supports the advancement of agricultural transformation in Africa as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP). Simultaneously, Africa Lead II contributes to the Feed the Future (FTF) goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of Champions—defined as men and women leaders in agriculture—to develop, lead, and manage the policies, structures and processes needed for the transformation process.

The scope of Africa Lead II is divided into three components, as follows:

  • Component One: Establishing and Improving Effectiveness of Institutional and Organizational
    Architecture for African-Led Agricultural Transformation.
  • Component Two: Strengthening Capacity to Manage and Implement the Policy Change and Alignment
  • Component Three: Promoting the Effective Participation of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in the Policy Process
    and Providing Capacity Strengthening Support when Necessary.

Africa Lead II’s Agricultural Development Young Professionals Internship Program aims to facilitate more efficient agricultural production, stronger agribusinesses and agricultural development institutions, a more direct link between NARS and farmers, and greater value addition in the agriculture sector across Africa. The broad goal is to support skills transfer and technological know how that will help African agribusinesses and organizations to innovate, improve their commercial viability and catalyze agricultural transformation, thus contributing to improved food security.

Duration and Stipend: The Africa Lead II Program welcomes applications from candidates interested in pursuing young professional development opportunities. Placement terms will be for a period of 12 months. A monthly stipend will be covered by the program. There is no guarantee for full time employment upon successful completion of the placement.

The following position is open for applications to support the advancement of African Agricultural Development:

Entry to Mid-Level Investment Promotion Associate (Abuja, Nigeria)

Who Can Apply

Nigerian nationals and Abuja residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please send applications to: by August 30, 2017 at 5:00PM GMT.

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